Phi Theta Kappa appoints student to regional post

Echo staff report

RCTC student Oscar Villarreal has been appointed to serve as regional officer for Phi Theta Kappa’s Minn-Kota Region, which serves Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Villarreal begins his one-year tenure as regional secretary/historian immediately joining a team of four other regional officers serving under the leadership of Minn-Kota Regional Coordinator, Vicky Knickerbocker. Holding a regional officer position is considered one of the highest leadership achievements in Phi Theta Kappa, where members participate in leadership development training, plan regional events, and coordinate local chapter activities with the region and international headquarters.

Locally, Villarreal is leading RCTC’s Omicron Chapter’s Honors in Action project, focusing on how the construction of memory and assumptions about others’ history shape the truth of how the world works.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society founded to recognize and encourage academic achievement among two-year college students. It offers opportunities for the development of leadership and service, the exchange of ideas in an intellectual climate, fellowship for scholars, and simulation of interest in academic excellence. Part-time, full-time and international students currently enrolled at RCTC and working on a certificate, diploma, or degree are eligible if they maintain certain academic standing requirements.

For more information about PTK, contact faculty adviser Jamie Mahlberg at

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